Linda Melone
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What It REALLY Takes to Burn 1,000 Calories (hint: it’s not easy)

Here’s the thing about fitness news stories: every day there’s a new diet that enables you to eat piles of butter without gaining weight, high-tech clothing that monitors your body temperature and

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How to Boost Your Walking Workout

Our gym reopened this past week after being closed for over three months. As I waited outside at 5 a.m., six feet apart from the other sleepy people, I nearly wept with joy behind my pink camouflage face

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3 Building blocks to a solid fitness regimen

I have an ongoing battle with another woman at my gym. Only she doesn’t know she’s playing.  Here’s the situation in a nutshell: Our gym has one, solitary Smith machine. If you’re not familiar

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3 Simple steps to crush any craving

I’ve seen a lot of things in my 20+ years as a trainer. This includes things I wish I could unsee, like a male client’s abdominal surgery scar for which he was way too proud to show me.  And I’ve

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3 Unavoidable aging changes even Madonna can’t escape (and how to stop them from causing weight gain)

Next week I celebrate another trip around the sun. At 61, Madonna and I will be the same age.  That’s where our parallel lives begin and end. Almost. Because here’s the thing with fame:

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Fat-Burning Snacks to Eat Before and After Your Workout

Pop quiz! Which one of the following would you guess I have NOT seen at the gym over the years: A brawl worthy of a cage match on ESPN A woman falling off the treadmill and breaking her wrist, and continuing

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How to avoid making another weight-loss New Year’s resolution

October 31 is the scariest day of the year, and it has nothing to do with Halloween. Sure, you’re 10x more likely to be attacked by a zombie, scared by a ghost or bitten by a werewolf.    But

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How non-negotiables sabotage weight loss

Meat Loaf (if you’re over 50 you’re old enough to remember…) may have defined non-negotiables best with his lyrics to “I Would Do Anything For Love,” to which he adds, “…but I

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3 Creepy Weight Gain Offenders

Creep happens.  In this case, I’m not referring to the greasy guy at the gym who flirts with all the women until he gets banned from the entire fitness chain.  That’s a different kind of creep —

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